When you think of workers’ compensation benefits, you might think about workers who suffer catastrophic injuries like amputated limbs. While it is true that those individuals can usually receive benefits, they aren’t the only ones who can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. We can help you learn if the work-related injury or illness you have qualifies for benefits.
One of the primary considerations when you are trying to determine if you can get benefits is that the issue must have occurred in the course of doing your job. Many illnesses, including an existing injury that is exacerbated by your workplace conditions, can usually qualify for workers’ compensation. The same is true for injuries.
The injuries that are compensable aren’t limited only to those that occur all at once in a serious accident. Cumulative injuries such as repetitive motion injuries are also compensable. These include injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
When you file for workers’ compensation benefits, you might receive a reply that isn’t what you thought it would be. You must ensure that you read all notices that are present in your case. These include important information about deadlines you have to take certain actions, including appealing a decision.
We can help you learn about the options you have when you don’t feel that your workers’ compensation case was handled properly. This might include fighting through the appeal process. Throughout the case, we keep the goal of getting you what you deserve in mind and use it as fuel to keep things moving along. You won’t be left alone to fight by yourself.